Customising the Display options on my Galaxy Tab

Last modified : May 06. 2019

The 2019 Galaxy Tab A comes with more customisable options to suit your needs. You can adjust the brightness of the screen, enable or disable Gestures via your Navigation bar as well as changing the screen timeout and adding screensavers. Check out the below page to learn step-by-step on customising the display options on your Galaxy Tab A.

Looking for a step-by-step guide on customising your Navigation bar, check out our page Gestures and Navigation Controls in One UI for more information.

Please Note: Screenshots were captured from the 2019 Galaxy Tab A (SM-T510) operating on Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie), settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android version.

Adjusting screen brightness

1 Swipe down the screen to access Quick Settings and drag the brightness scale from left to right to increase or decrease the screen brightness.
swipe down the screen to access quick settings and drag the brightness scale from left to right
2 Alternatively, you can launch your Settings app > Display
settings > display
3 Drag the brightness scale from right to left to increase or decrease screen brightness.
drag the brightness scale from left to right to increase or decrease screen brightness

If you require an extra boost whilst you're viewing your Tab A outside, you are able to to toggle onOutdoor Mode. This brighten your screen whilst outside, if your Tab isn't in use after a long period of time, this option will automatically be turned off.

enable outdoor mode

Enabling Night Mode

1 Launch your Settings app > Display
settings > display
2 Toggle the switch on to automatically activate Night Mode.

If you select the Night Mode option, you will be able to further customise this setting and set schedules.
toggle on night mode
adjusting night mode settings

If you have disabled Night Mode and you are noticing that your Tab A is displaying a greyscale, you may have enabled the Wind down setting in your Digital Wellbeing settings. To disable or learn more about this setting, check out our Winding Down page, for step-by step instructions.

Adjusting font size and style

1 Select Font size and style
adjusting font size and style
2 Select from the range of options to customise the font to something more suitable for you.

Once complete, press the back arrow key to apply changes.
adjusting font size and style

Adjusting screen zoom

1 Tap on Screen Zoom
adjusting screen zoom
2 Drag the scale from right to left to increase or decrease the screen zoom setting.
adjusting screen zoom

Changing the screen timeout

1 By default the screen timeout is set to 30 seconds, if you would like to extend the screen timeout head into your Settings > Display and select Screen timeout
adjusting screen timeout
2 Tap on your preferred Screen timeout setting and press the back arrow key to apply the changes.
adjusting screen timeout settings

Customising your Home Screen

1 Select Home screen
adjusting home screen settings
2 Select from the below options to adjust the Home screen settings
adjusting home screen settings

For further details and explanation regarding the Home Screen settings, check out our page How do I access the Home screen settings?

Enabling / Disabling your Screensaver

1 By default if you toggle on Screensaver you will be able to view Colours while your tablet is charging.

If you select the option Screensaver, you will be able to customise what will be displayed on your screensaver.
enabling / disabling screensaver
2 Select your preferred Screensaver option.

If you select the settings key after selecting either Photo Frame, Photo Table or Photos, you will be able to select which albums from your Gallery will be displayed.
screensaver options

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